Network Engineer (REF: AR0091) (Undisclosed Cost to Company Salary) – Blackheath , Western Cape

Job Overview

Our client a leading farming equipment manufacturer is looking to appoint a Network Engineer who will be responsible for maintaining and administering our company’s network and computer systems


Maintaining and administering computer networks and related computing environments including systems software, applications software,hardware, and configurations.

Performing disaster recovery operations and data backups when required.

Troubleshooting, diagnosing and resolving hardware,software, and other network and system problems.

Maintaining, configuring, and monitoring virus protection software and email applications.

Monitoring network performance to determine if adjustments need to be made.

Conferring with network users about solving existing system problems.

Onboarding new users and Training staff on newly installed hardware and software systems.

Responding to general IT requests, end user support to Head Office and Regional Offices.

Manage Linux server services: DHCP, Samba, Iptables, IPsec,PPTP/VPN, OpenVPN, BIND9, QOS

Windows server support: Active Directory, WSUS, deployment of Windows Server in VMW are environment

Implementation and maintaining IT Continuity Plan which includes daily backups, maintaining documentation, and disaster recovery

Assist with network capacity planning, designing,configuring and testing networking software, computer hardware, and operating system software.

Procurement & asset management – Manage procurement process, quotations, CAPEX & vendor management


Relevant IT qualifications

3-5 years Linux and Windows Server experience

At least 2 years Virtualization experience (VMWare)

At least 5 years IT experience (Networks [WAN/ LAN/ VPN],SQL databases, server support, user support& ERP [Syspro ERP Knowledge advantages])

Minimum of 2 years+ experience as a System or Network Administrator

Knowledge of TCP/ IP Knowledge of FCAPS & related standards (SNNP, WMI & syslog)

Knowledge of VoIP

Experience with end-user computing platforms including Windows 10, Office 365, MS Office Suite, Outlook, MS Teams, PowerBI

Able to effectively communicate and work with staff at all levels within and outside IT (good interpersonal skills)

Strong attention to detail

Problem-solving skills with critical thinking capabilities -must be able to think on their feet in a fast-paced environment

Ability to work with little supervision, but be comfortable working in a team

Ability to work with all levels of staff within and outside IT

Able to work under pressure, meet deadlines and prioritize support

Job Detail
  • Salary RangeMarket Related
  • Experience3 Years
  • QualificationAssociate Degree
  • AA/EENo